it has been blamed for everything from destroying grammar and spelling to create a public hazard from walking texters. >> what is beyond debate is that it has made communication much faster. >> no matter where we are in the world, the sms message can always find us, as long as there is network coverage, that is. a blessing for some. for others, a curse. whether imported or trivial, the key is to keep it short. there is a limit of 160 characters. this software developer said the very first one across the world on december 3, 1992 -- sent the very first one across the world on december 3, 1992. but it was not until the 10th anniversary of text messaging that i realized it was a big thing. here we are, 10 years later, and text messaging has gone on to even bigger and better things. >> sms messages are popular among top politicians.